SLN seizes passes from Point Pedro fishermen
[TamilNet, Sunday, 26 February 2006, 20:05 GMT]
Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) soldiers from a patrol craft in the Northern seas seized fishing passes from eleven Point Pedro fishermen, destroyed their nets and fishing accessories and chased them back to the shores Saturday, the fishermen said in a complaint to the Vadamaradchy North Fisheries Consortium.
The affected fishermen are residents of Polikandy, Viyaparimoolai and Valvetturai East, villages that lie between Point Pedro and Valvettiturai.
The SLN soldiers also threatened the fishermen the complaint further said.
The incident is the recent in a series of continuing harassment faced by fishermen in the northern shores of Sri Lanka, fisheries sources said.